Assalamualaikum... I'm back!!! Hehehe... alhamdulillah.. alhamdulillah for all the bounty rezeki from Allah swt. I'd been receiving numerous queries from friends, family & customers on why they couldn't accessed my blog. Oh my.. I'm so touched. Ramai yang sayang rupanya... hehehe... elelelelehhh....
Thank you so much for your support & do'a dearies. Things are back to normal now alhamdulillah.. just can't stop smiling.. & can't utter enough syukur. InsyaAllah, with every tear comes strength.. So what happened really?
Well to begin with, dad just had his review recently & the cancer is back. The doc detected a 3cm tumor where the previous one was removed from. His left leg & arm are semi paralyzed now. It's disheartening to see my once very mobile & active dad in a very sorry state now, but in Him we put our trust. InsyaAllah we will be strong. Please pray for us.
There are so many changes & new stuff at work that I've to deal with. I also have to divide my time managing things back in my hometown. InsyaAllah, we've something coming up soon... :-)
InsyaAllah, things are getting & will be better. I believe in Allah's plan for me.. I'm in good hands.. It feels good to know that He did listen to my prayers.. alhamdulillah. Allah knows best.
So, since I'm extra happy today, am gonna share another fave spot for my sesi melarikan diri hehehehe... Situated on top of a hill overlooking the majestic Mount Kinabalu, at approximately 5,000 feet above sea level, is yet another fave spot of mine that holds a very dear place in my heart; Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa, formerly known as Perkasa Hotel.
The blue main building, one that I always dreamed of..
The suspension bridge connecting the main hotel building with the chalets
When I was small & very very young hehehe... whenever we drove past this particular hill, I would always looked up to the tall blue commanding hotel building and I would tell myself; one day, I will work hard and earn money, lots & lots of it.. and splurge on this place, staying & eating there, guling-guling and do whatever I feel like doing there lah! It has this romantic rustic charm to it that is capable of evoking all your senses.. chewahhhh!
One of the breathtaking views taken from our chalet
An evening misty walk down the staircase
Just don't know why I like this place so much and been dreaming of staying there for ages. It's not a five star hotel but the views, the clean cool air, the romantic atmosphere ahhhhh.... too bad I'm not a millionaire hehehehe... I would have bought the place.
The semi-d chalet tucked among the tall lush pine trees
Your own verandah, overlooking the gorgeous greenery right outside your room.
The moment I received my first salary way back in 2001, I fulfilled my dream. It's funny how my parents never thought of staying there before. It used to be very very cold in Kundasang. So cold that me & my sis would be vomiting profusely the moment we reached there. Oohhh... maybe that's why!
The humble interior of the chalet
It used to be just the blue hotel building standing alone, now the resort has expanded with another 12 units of semi-d chalets built amidst tall pine trees just opposite the main blue 'elder brother'. I love the chalets. I adore the privacy and the 'fairytale' like atmosphere. I always prefer the ones on the top most. It's like you're whisked off to an enchanted world. It's almost surreal.. with the cold mist and fresh smell of pine trees and varieties of flowers..
My beloveds, literally 'chilling' out in the lobby
breakfast of again.. my fave Nasi Lemak
I love having breakfast and dinner at the resort very own Tinompok Restaurant with a full view of the picturesque garden or just hanging around at Topion Cafe in the lobby sipping hot coffee, having a slice of cake, people watching.
The suspension bridge joining the main hotel building and the chalets
"Staircase to heaven"
A 'sulap' with FREE wifi!
I adore the garden.. especially in the evening when I would take a walk, 'visiting' my fave 'bunga lonceng', white & pink ones, the 'sleeping' morning glories, and other unknown species but equally gorgeous.
My fave bunga lonceng
The 'sleepy' morning glory
I miss just sitting quietly at the view point platform, right after subuh.. watching the sun rises while admiring the majestic Mount Kinabalu... subhanallah.. no words can describe the serenity and peace.. How minute you feel compared to Allah's bounty creations and power.
View Point ~ for an ultimate full scale view of Mount Kinabalu in all its glory
Sharing moment.. dad.. once upon a time ago.. :-(
I think.. I need to give this place a return visit in the near future. It has such a sentimental value to me..and...
Another mini suspension bridge to the 'Enchanted Forest'
I dream of taking a long walk with my love one here..
You'll be welcomed in 'tall', 'commanding' order
... someone special is visiting.. yeay!! Will definitely stay here and bask in the beauty of nature. Hopefully our skin will be tout and youthful thanks to the free pure oxygen in abundance. Will guling-guling here. Hehehehe... check out the website y'all! Cheers.
This flower is huge! As huge as a helmet and yeah! I'm super exaggerating! Hihihi...
I conclude with this..yet again.. will never get tired of it..
One is never enough.. Owwhh.. dream of this..